Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Friday

I just love it when I go out to the mail box and it is filled with wonderful goodies! Today was one of those days when I opened the mail box and found two packages and my Entertainment Weekly (my favorite magazine). Oh what a great day!


Oh, and what did I get??

In the bigger package I got some new fabric. I had such a great Tuesday morning when I opened my e-mail to see my newsletter and noticed I was link of the week! For being link of the week I received a $20 gift certificate! They were also having a one day sell on the Heather Ross Menodcoino collection (my favorite). I also have been drooling over the new Amy Butler Love collection in flannel. So I got some Amy Butler flannel and some pieces of the Menodcoino that I do not have. I am going to make me some Pajama Pants out of the Amy Butler flannel for Christmas!


Please visit their website. They have great fabric deals, the customer service is great and you receive your fabric in just a few days. Register for their newsletter and add their link to you blog and you could become link of the week!

And in the smaller package..... I received some labels that I had printed by Lilla Lotta. She does custom labels that are printed on Twill Tape. She can put something together for you, or you can send her your own logo which is what I did. I just love how they turned out and I have about 3 yards of them. I can't wait to use them on the Christmas gifts I am making this year.
Please visit her Etsy shop!!


What a way to start of the weekend!

Hopefully my happy Friday will run into the weekend and lots of people will show up for our Open House on Sunday! I am so ready to sell this house!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

One quilt finished and a new one started!

I finished hand sewing the binding on my Moda Arcadia quilt. I love this fabric line by Moda. It is so soft and the colors make me think of summers in Florida (oh how I wish I was there!). I only quilted around the blocks and borders because I wanted to keep the quilt soft. This was going to be my Spring/Summer quilt, but I think it will be nice to cozy up with on a Winter day. It will help me think about summer!

Moda Arcadia Quilt Front

Moda Arcadia Quilt Front

Moda Arcadia Quilt Back
I love how the back turned out! I can use the back as the front.

Here is another WIP (work in progress). I use some of my Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett stash to put this together. I was inspired by the mix tape quilts I have seen online. I thought is would be fun to mix it with big floral blocks. The dot fabric is from the new Amy Butler Love collection. The dots are my favorite. Still trying to decide what to do for the back. I think I will use some solids since the front is so busy. I just love all the bright colors. This may be a Christmas gift, but for who.....I will not tell!


Thursday, November 12, 2009


I can't believe I am posting 2 days in a row! But I am so excited about this project that I just have to share it.
Here is the quilt I finished and sent to Craft Hope.

Craft Hope Quilt

Craft Hope Quilt Close Up

Craft Hope is "a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world." They do different projects, from sending handmade sock monkey's to Little Heros Burn Camp to this project where they are sending quilts to Margaret's Hope Chest. Margaret's Hope Chest is a group that donates quilts to people in need. These quilts are going to homeless children this holiday season. I just love the idea that my quilt is going to keep a special child warm this winter.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yes. I am a slacker!

I was just looking at the date of my last post and I can't believe how long it has been. I know. I am a slacker. But just because I haven't posted anything doesn't mean I haven't been busy. As most of you know we are trying to sell our house so we can move to Fort Worth, TX. The hubby is already there and started his new job. We have been getting a lot of showings on the house but no offers yet. Please keep your fingers crossed that it happens soon. I would love to move before Christmas!

So what have I been up to for the past month other than keeping my house really clean ( the sewing room has been the hardest as I love to have my fabric scattered around me).....

#1 - I finished the baby quilt for my friend Reagan. I gave it to her last week and she loved it. I got so use to it being in my sewing room that I almost didn't want to give it away.

Reagans Baby Quilt
Such happy colors for her baby girl!

Reagans Baby Quilt Back
The back is done in my two favorite colors, Pink & Orange.

Reagans Baby Quilt
I just love the way a pieced binding looks.

#2 - I did my 2 blocks for Heather for our Virtual Quilting Bee (which is a lot of fun! I will post Nov. blocks as soon as Mary receives them). I love the fabric Heather sent for us to use and her completed quilt is going to be beautiful!

Sew new to me quilting bee - Blocks for Heather 1

Sew new to me quilting bee - Blocks for Heather 2

#3 - I made a mini quilt for "comfortstitching" for the HR mini quilt swap. I also included a quilt little key chain pouch. I love the way this one turned out. I used some of my favorite fabrics.

HR Mini Quilt

#4 - I finished piecing & quilted my Moda Arcadia quilt. The binding has been sewn on and is currently being blind stitched. I should have this one completed this weekend.

Moda Arcadia Quilt
Here is a sneak peek!

Whew! I am tired. Maybe I shouldn't wait so long to write a post!
Now I get to start on Christmas present. I just got a great idea today but I can't tell you!!

For your enjoyment, here is a photo of our little Tater who brings smiles to my face every day!